Topic 1 Characteristics of today’s modern society

“For some children, this hurried lifestyle is a source of stress and anxiety and may even contribute to depression” Ginsburg (2007, p. 185).

  • Modern jobs, increasingly demanding and less stable than in the past, tend to over occupy parents

  • Extracurricular activities are often the solution

    • important role in the children’s socialization and overall development,

    • BUT over-scheduling can be sometimes troubling and it has become more common in our societies.